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University of Rochester News (August 28, 2008) 08/28/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 28, 2008

@Rochester: August 28, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered Showers, High 76°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics to Resume Operations
  • For Men Only: A Day of Information for Healthy Aging
  • Researchers Partner with Moms to Overcome Breastfeeding Obstacles
  • Event Highlight: Gallery Highlights Tour, Women's Chorus Open Call
  • Sports Buzz: Men's Soccer, Field Hockey
  • Rochester in the News: Cyril Meyerowitz on Oral Health and Diabetes
  • In Higher Education: SAT Scores Hold Steady

News and Announcements

Laboratory for Laser Energetics to Resume Operations

After a rigorous, three-week safety review, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics will return to operations this week. Laboratory Director Robert McCrory initiated a voluntary "safety stand down" on Aug. 7 after an employee of the laboratory was seriously injured when a mounting bracket for a piece of diagnostic equipment broke loose while he was standing beneath it. Read more...

For Men Only: A Day of Information for Healthy Aging

The Medical Center is aiming to help men make health a priority through its fourth annual Men's Health Day on Friday, Sept. 12. Read more...

Researchers Partner with Moms to Overcome Breastfeeding Obstacles

A new Medical Center project creates a partnership with mothers who are not likely to breastfeed exclusively, and tries to improve the rates by first understanding their perspective and obstacles. Read more...


Thursday, August 28

Gallery Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 29

Correction—Women's Chorus Open Call: Todd Union 108. 2 to 4 p.m. (This event was listed incorrectly in Wednesday's issue.)

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Sports Buzz

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Men's Soccer: Aug. 29 and 31. Flower City Tournament. Fauver Stadium.

Field Hockey: Sept. 1. SUNY Geneseo. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (August 26)

"Oral Health Is Another Aspect that Diabetics Should Monitor"

"They should really be controlling and diligent about their oral health," says Cyril Meyerowitz, professor of dentistry and director of the Eastman Dental Center, in a report about gum disease and the health risks for people with diabetes. "There is evidence that an infection of any kind can actually upset your response to insulin." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 27)

"SAT Scores Hold Steady as Test Sees Slight Growth"

"The average scores of high-school graduates of 2008 who took the SAT held steady from last year as the number of test takers grew slightly . . . according to a report released on Tuesday by the College Board, which owns the SAT." Read more...

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